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Another World Literacy Day Without Any Ripple

September 13, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 17   Category: Others    Views: 442

Another World Literacy Day has passed without any ripple. The International Literacy Day is observed on 8 September every year. In spite of the efforts of world nations, many of the African and Asian countries have not achieved even 50percent literacy.

         

The World Literacy Day is observed every year on 8 september. This year, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) observed the International Literacy Day by focusing on the fundamental relationship between literacy and peace. Literacy can open the eyes of the mind and provide better understanding that can help a peaceful life.

Literacy is the eye of the mind that leads to peace of humanity

Avvaiyar, an ancient woman poet of South India, told that alphabets and numerals are the two eyes of the mind. Literacy opens one’s eye of the mind and enables to lead a peaceful life. Thiruvalluvar, an ancient sage who wrote Thirukkural 2,000 years ago, has mentioned in his famous Thirukkural that numbers and alphabets are the two discerning eyes which enlighten mankind to lead the best life(Thirukkural 392).
Literacy brightens the views of human understanding. In another Kural (No.397), he says that true learning transcends the frontiers of cities and countries, wherever they may be situated in the world and whatever their languages and cultures may be and promotes human solidarity. For true learning that starts with numbers( mathematics) and language(humanities) makes a learned person think beyond the small circles of creed, caste, geographical differences or any other disparities of human nature. This broad understanding leads to peace of humanity.

UNO Message on the World Literacy Day

Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UNESCO, said in her message for this year’s World Literacy Day that literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation of all education and lifelong learning. She also added that literacy transforms the lives of people, allowing them to make informed choices and empowering them individuals to become agents of change to build up a better world.

Literacy for all is still a desperate battle

It is a sad fact that in spite of all the efforts from all sides, 775 million people are still considered non-literate, of whom 85 per cent live in 41 countries. Another sad fact is that education has become a marketing commodity in some countries that spoil the real aim of literacy.

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UNO, in his message for the World Literacy Day, said that the global movement for education needs a big push and that is why a new movement for Education First is launched this month to achieve the goal -- literacy for all. This new movement focuses on three three priorities: (1) putting every child in school, (2) improving the quality of learning and (3) fostering global citizenship.

Let us hope for positive results in achieving world literacy.

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